Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Do We Measure 'Progressives?'   
   ... In other words, since in our relativistic, define-your-own-truth culture, neither right nor goodness can be defined with certainty, how can we determine if something we advocate is progress or regress?
   This question goes well beyond a rarified philosophical debate. It goes to the heart of who we are: We claim to be a just and free society governed by certain "self-evident truths," but there is a profound unwillingness of everyone from President Obama (who famously said, "that's above my pay grade" when asked about personhood before birth) to our neighbors and fellow congregants to reaffirm what those truths are how they apply to our personal and public lives.   
   As a result, our sense of "progress" becomes so subjective as to be a matter of sentiment, the rush we get from defiance more than the inner assurance we receive from the conscience. In other words, if it involves a change from the status quo and gives me a good feeling, it must be progress. This is the moral equivalent of dishwashing liquid with "new and improved" slapped on it.





To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection, it is plunder." -- Benjamin Disraeli





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